Monthly Archives: November 2010

My comment on Monson story is not appropriate for the Deseret News

There’s a story in The Deseret News today, on 6A, that’s headlined, “Caring a big part of ministry.” It’s about the LDS Church President, Thomas S. Monson. Here is the lead: “At the age of 22, LDS Church President Thomas … Read More

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Police shooting of Roy drug suspect Blair leaves concerns

I watched the Weber-Morgan Strike Force’s raid of the home where suspected drug dealer Todd E. Blair lived. Blair was killed by police who entered his home just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 16. Although the raid was for suspected … Read More

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Democrats offer talking points for Thanksgiving dinner debates

Republicans may have enjoyed a lot of success on Nov. 2, but Democrats have not given up the fight. The party has prepared a talking points “cheat sheet” for those family Thanksgiving meal debates. To be honest, I’m more concerned … Read More

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Conservative pols start a trend of ignoring newspapers

Interesting article from Texas Watchdog magazine. Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry is intentionally avoiding Texas newspapers, spurning requests from editorial boards to discuss the issues. Perry’s not alone. In Florida, Gov.-elect Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire, bragged that he would not … Read More

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Who do you support? Romney, Obama or Megyn in GQ?

Two stories that caught my eye. In a Quinnipiac poll for 2012, Mitt Romney leads President Obama in a hypothetical matchup 45-44. Read all about it here And now for something real: Fox News hottie Megyn Kelly, who occasionally engages … Read More

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Rocky plans to protest Bush one more time

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who made a habit of protesting wars against Islamic radicals during the Bush administration, plans another protest of President George W. Bush on Friday when the former chief executive signs copies of his … Read More

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A gay LDS priesthood leader? New rules say that is cool

To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this post, click here It likely won’t satisfy activists who want the LDS Church to one day support gay marriage, but church leaders have considerably softened their position on gays and … Read More

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Jon Stewart scolds lefties for the deliberative use of tea bagger

More evidence that Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart is one honest commentator as he lets MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow know that use of the vile pejorative “tea bagger” was funny once as irony, but quickly turned into a malicious taunt. Can the … Read More

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Mitt Romney remains the GOP frontrunner for 2012

Despite the momentum generated from Sarah Palin’s energetic efforts to elect Republicans in the midterm elections, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains the Republican Party’s frontrunner for the 2012 presidential nomination. The main reason isn’t so much that Romney leads … Read More

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The strange connection between white shirts and LDS priesthood power

To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this post, click here I became my ward’s high priest group leader last Sunday. After I was ordained, I started to give a lesson on John the Baptist. The same church … Read More

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